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Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
for promoting education for young girls speaks publicly for the first time. >> translator: today i can see, i'm getting better day by day. it's because of the prayers of people. >> she thanked the public for her new life and says she plans to continue being an education activist through the malala fund. 159-year-old was shot in the head by the taliban last october. she was flown to england for multiple surgeries including one that reconstructed her skull and restored her hearing. she has definitely made a remarkable recovery. jessica? >> she is one brave woman. thank you very much. >>> well, a royal mystery solved in england today. researchers outlined the dna link proving 500-year-old bones found in a parking lot are indeed those of king richard iii. that's not the only mystery being solved. richard's spine shows a distinct curvature showing he was a hunch back. he was the last british monarch to die in battle, purportedly killed by a sword to the head. but now archaeologists who discovered the skull and the bones are doubtful. >> we were sort of thinking ridiculous. we're not going 0 to fin
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
're moving it legally. >> to education now. what could be the end of an era. now for years, california public school students have put pencil is to paper to fill in the little bubbles. those standardized tests may be on their way out. they're set to expire next year. now the state sucht schools wants to change direction and replace the bubble tests with new tests aimed at really assessing what kids know. and not just what they've memori memorized. in tonight's class action, we share the vision for a new era of testing. >> tom is excited, too. he's proposing ditching those fill in the blank bubble tests. tests designed to measure how well a student is mastering english, math and in some grades science. while he says the tests have served california kids well, it's time to get smarter. >> instead of memorization, multiple choice tests, we'll have a deeper kind of testing that will go on that will measure a student's capacity for good collaboration, good problem solving, critical thinking. >> the new exams come with open-ended questions and demand deeper thinking. >> how many quarters are in a d
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
inside in an effort to promote the court and education about the highest court in the state, a ruling in this case is expected in 90 days. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, monte. now considering a potential citywide ban on the cultivation of outdoor medical marijuana. the city council voted in 2005 to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. but it didn't address any other types of cultivation. neighbors started complaining publicly about an outdoor grill in one neighborhood, complaining about the smell and says worried it will attract other issues. the 49ers are calling the state one of the most depressing of the season, players cleaned out their lockers this morning packing up their personal belongings. the super bowl loss only made it more somber especially for qb colin kaepernick who said sunday's loss will stay with him for the rest of his life. >> we should have won that game. >> he fought back against the baltimore ravens. he fought back against the falcons. he's fought some of the best defenses in the chicago bears. like i told him, kee
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
's hard to track which districts break the rules. recently whistleblowers led the department of education to order eight districts to repay $170 million to the subsidized meal program. the senate report found the districts were all cash strapped and diverted the money to employee salaries and other expenses. today officials revealed the first comprehensive national plan to protect student/athletes. the proposal calls for athletes to have better access to health care professionals and more up-to-date equipment. only 42% have access to athletic trainers and almost half of the schools come up short on the federally recommended nurse to student ratio. many schools agree with the proposal, most schools worry about finding the money to implement the changes. >>> after years of speculation, it appears it's finally happening. the u.s. postal service plans on canceling saturday meal delivery. >> mail delivery will occur monday through friday. we will not deliver nor collect mail on saturday. >> the postmaster general says it will save the cash strapped agency about $2 billion a year. starting in a
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